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New BART map!!!

TreoBART's picture

Hey, maybe with that AirBART

Hey, maybe with that AirBART extension shown on there they'll finally replace those signs instead of adding the 10th sticker on top...

thesilentj's picture

But the stickers make it look

But the stickers make it look 3d !! ooooooh!!!! ;)

imeanyoufeelme's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Electronic Tech's picture

A) The old sticker is

A) The old sticker is removed when a new sticker is placed on the panel.

B) It is a lot cheaper in both materials and labor to add a sticker rather than replace the whole map panel.

bart_blows's picture

It looks even more cluttered

It looks even more cluttered & dated than the original...

Has there ever been evening service on the Richmond line?

Return ATO's picture

No direct service to the city

No direct service to the city from Richmond. Those trains departing Richmond will be Fremont bound, so transfer at MacArthur to an SF/SFO Airport train.

bart_blows's picture

I understand that, I was just

I understand that, I was just wondering how BART decided which lines to shut down in the evening and which ones to keep running.

Think of it as adding those

Think of it as adding those extra two lines during the day.

Return ATO's picture

It comes down to the areas

It comes down to the areas that receive double service on a daily basis. The PBP-SF/SFO, Dublin-DC and Richmond-Fremont cover all areas of the system. Sure it takes a bit longer with no direct service for some riders but I can't really imagine a simpler solution based on the current lines and their service.

Basel's picture

My, my, the BART

My, my, the BART cartographers have decided to straighten the lines instead of making the routes align to the contours of the land route. I'm still miffed that the sign makers color code the route lines, but not the trains or designation/destination signs. Years ago, the train operator cabs had color coded plastic signs stuffed below the console which could barely be seen. Perhaps the next generation train cars will have destination color coded by each entry door.

I think what is interesting

I think what is interesting is that they decided to make all the stops on a line (for instance, from Embarcadero to Daly City) appear equadistant, when the past maps were more accurate in clarifying that Embarcadero through Civic Center stops are very close together and there is a longer way from, say, 24th & Mission and Glen Park.

They also omitted the gray lines showing "transportation corridor under review" and "planned warm springs extension."

When you are on a train the

When you are on a train the order of the stations and where the various lines branch takes precedence over spatial detail (see practically every other subway map in the world). If you need to know the precise location of your destination on the ground then by the time you are looking at the map in the station it is too late.

Seems like they didn't have

Seems like they didn't have to make that choice before, and the maps were fine (in my opinion).

IME tourists were easily

IME tourists were easily confused by the old maps, particularly by the Amtrack and Muni lines that were included for some reason. I guess it remains to be seen whether these will be any better.